Ethiopian Stowaways Land at Dulles Airport – ABC News

January 24th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

Two Ethiopian stowaways were found after an 18-hour flight landed at Dulles International Airport Wednesday morning.

According to U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Ethiopian Airlines flight 500 departed Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, stopped in Rome, Italy, and landed at Dulles International around 9:30 a.m. The two adult male passengers were found by a security gaurd, hiding in the ceiling of the kitchen galley after the passengers disembarked the plane. They had no plane tickets or bags and were wearing Ethiopian Airlines uniforms and I.D. badges. (more…)

Two Ethiopian stowaways were found after an 18-hour flight landed at Dulles International Airport Wednesday morning.

According to U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Ethiopian Airlines flight 500 departed Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, stopped in Rome, Italy, and landed at Dulles International around 9:30 a.m. The two adult male passengers were found by a security gaurd, hiding in the ceiling of the kitchen galley after the passengers disembarked the plane. They had no plane tickets or bags and were wearing Ethiopian Airlines uniforms and I.D. badges.

Ethiopian Airlines Officials at Dulles Airport are refusing to comment on the incident.

Officials though, believe the men did not intend on harming anyone. The two men have requested asylum.

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